A Limited Opportunity for Elite Genetics
January 18, 2019

Get ready for the Missouri State CONVENTION Sale, January 19, 2018 in Springfield, MO. This sale is an opportunity to purchase a limited amount of high quality select cattle. Offerings will include limited live lots along with embryos and picks of flushes.

Consignments for this sale are wrapping up! We have some outstanding offerings this year with a variety of sought after gentics! Call a member of the sale staff below if you have an animal or choice to be considered.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to purchase high quality cattle!

Sale Staff:
Jason Ewing 417-689-2016
Mike Wilson 417-825-0161
Nelson Hostetler 417-327-7001
Brad Groves 417-880-7012
Larry Wright 417-300-4835
Tim Ewing, Hol USA 417-818-6455

If you would like to receive a catalog by mail simply email me at
MO State Sale Catalog or phone 417-743-2921.



Most districts held their local meetings in November. The first snow of the season hit us the week of our district meetings. While I tried to make it to the Monday meetings for South Central and Southeast. I unfortunately had to turn around. South Central did go ahead and have their meeting.

Roads were passable enough by Tuesday and I was able to make it to Northeast and West Central. It was a pleasure to see those of you that attended.

Thank You to everyone who came, listened, and participated in these meetings. We gathered information that we will take back to make improvements to the state association and to discuss at the State Convention in January. So be sure to make plans to attend and have your voice heard!

Below are some district summaries and reports given.

District Meeting Report

General Items:
1. Northeast Central district will be donating the 'hosting of state convention' this year back to the state association to help with funds. Each district to bring 1 - 2 items to the fun auction at the state convention.
2. Juniors are looking for donations of embryos again this year to sell during the State Convention Sale.
3. Junior award forms due December 7. Forms available on the webpage or through Shannon.
4. Looking for volunteers to host the 2019 Holstein Field Day.
5. State Fair: Plan to continue the youth show commercial class and add a possible dairy steer class. The details have not yet been ironed out.
6. Lots of great feedback on the Pulsator Newsletter. Comments on what people liked and what they wanted to see in the future. Continue to encourage ads for the publication.


The Nominations are In...

Now it is your turn to vote! So be looking for your December Pulsator newsletter. It will have the official voting ballot and instructions. Remember each paid adult & jr member (Age 9 by January 1st) receives one vote. Nominees can also be in the December issue of the Mid-States Holstein News, so go back and check them out and send in your ballot!!



Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 7, 2018 and sent to Shannon Kleiboeker. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are available on the Missouri Holstein Website, or contact Shannon for a paper or emailed copy. There are many awards available, if you just take the time to fill them out. Click on the Junior page to download applications or contact Shannon Kleiboeker at 417-737-2876. They all have very good prizes associated with them, so it will definitely be worth your time!

Parents, please help us by encouraging your kids to take a little time and fill out the forms and send them in!! Following are the awards available:

  • Missouri Holstein Princess (ages 16 - 21)
  • Missouri Holstein Miss (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Junior Member (ages 8 - 15)
  • MO Distinguished Senior Member (ages 16 - 21)
  • Spring Classic Scholarship Award (College or High School Seniors)

ALSO - Lots of Internship and Scholarship opportunities on Jr. Page!


January 17 - 19, 2019
Ramada Inn & Convention Center, Springfield, MO

Our Missour State Convention Sale will be Friday, January 18, 2019 in Springfield, Missouri.

Dairy farmers and allied industry from surrounding states are welcome to attend.

Registration is free for dairy farmers but luncheon reservations are required for Friday and Saturday and may be made by emailing dairystl@aol.com or calling 636/519-9300. Sponsor and exhibitor information is available at the same contacts.

So make plans now to attend the annual membership meeting held in conjunction with the Missouri Dairy Association annual meeting. Some of the issues and events to be discussed are:

  • Missouri State Convention Sale & Semen Donations, Friday Evening Jauary 18 at 7:30 PM
  • Junior Convention
  • Annual business meeting
  • Princess & Holstein Miss competition & crowning
  • Junior & Adult All-Missouri awards
  • Scholarship & National award presentations
  • Fun action with items from around the state to benefit the MO Holstein Assoc.
We look forward to seeing you all in January! (We're always hoping for nice weather!) Sleeping room reservations may be made by calling the Hotel

Ramada Hotel & Convention Center
417/866-5253. Room rate is $74.00 and the cutoff date is 1/4/19.
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.


Missouri is classifying in February. If you are still interested in signing up after the Dec. 1st deadline. Contact Holstein Field Rep, Tim Ewing at 417-818-6455 to try to avoid late fees.


Would you like to know more about or enter the 2021 Futurity?

Do you have a nice young calf that is out of one of your good cow families? Do you think she might turn out to be a good cow someday? Well the Sho-Me Holstein Futurity is for YOU!

The Missouri Holstein Futurity consists of a one-time entry fee of $25 when calves are nominated and the cattle will be shown as Three-Year Olds.

All of the money collected for entry fees is split between the cattle shown the final year on a percentage basis. All of the extra money raised each year from donors is divided equally among all the entrants that show in the futurity.

So, if you have some heifers that were born between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 then click on the 2021 3-Yr-Old Futurity Form below. Entries will be due February 1, 2019. Print form and submit all entries and monies by FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

If you have any questions or would like me to mail you a form just fill out the request for information form at the bottom of the page.


2021 3 Yr Old Futurity Form (print on legal paper)
for heifers born Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018

You will need Acrobat reader to view Futurity forms. You can download a free copy from Adobe Reader


Hay Clinic

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Calving Clinic

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American Farm Bureau Federation Announces New Dairy Product
DEADLINE for 1st Qtr of 2019 to purchase is Dec. 15!

The American Farm Bureau Federation, American Farm Bureau Insurance Services, and other collaborators have developed a federal crop insurance product to help dairy farmers. AFBF Chief Economist John Newton says the product provides insurance for the difference between the revenue guarantee and actual milk revenue if prices or revenues decline, without capping production.

“We recognized that there are dairy farms of all sizes. We wanted to make a program that would work for small, medium and large dairies. So there absolutely is no cap on how much milk you can insure under the Dairy Revenue Protection Program.”

Producers can use the new program along with the Margin Protection Program. Newton says the program is farmer friendly.

“The farmer who decides to buy for production they expect to produce has to meet those production thresholds that we set forth in the policy. But, we don’t need to see that you have plans to move dirt, or that you’ve bought cows in order to ensure that milk that you expect to come online.”

Newton says policies will be available in October. “Crop insurance agents will be able to start unveiling premiums to farmers in a very short period of time. This is going to be on the market for sale October 9th. We’ve got all of our premium calculators set up so that you could see what premiums would be today if you were to go out and buy a policy.”

For more information Click here for Dairy Revenue Protection and to find an agent!

There will be a speaker from USDA-Risk Management Assocation explaining the new Dairy Revenue Protection at the Heart of America Dairy Expo in January! Plan to attend and learn how it can benefit you!.

Farm Labor Management Workshops

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Does your farm have employees? This one-day workshop (9 AM - 4 PM) will help improve your labor management, finances and protect your business. Cost is $20/person (includes lunch). Four locations for your convenience.

Nov. 15 - Kirsville, MO
Nov. 29 - Marshall, MO
Dec. 6 - Springfield, MO
Dec. 13 - Sikeston, MO

By-Product Commodities

As you are finishing up in the hay field and calculating feed out for the year, consider stretching your drought stressed hay inventory with commodities. We have a list of different byproducts for sale found at: AgEbb www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/byprod/listing.php

Women In Dairy


December Meetings
A GREAT opportunity to meet with Joe Horner, MU Extension Economist to help us all with our dairy financials in this stressing time.

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December Meeting - SOUTHWEST GROUP
While the SC group is learning about numbers the Southwest group is going to meet at the Southwest Center in Mt. Vernon on Wed. Dec 12 for some Christmas cheer! And everyone knows we could use some cheer!

Bring supplies to make one wreath (see below). I have enough ribbon and snowflakes to make several of the candy cane wreaths. So, just bring a box of your favorite candy canes. Or if you are not feeling crafty, just bring yourself and have some time chatting with other dairy women.

ALSO: Bring a dish to share for lunch. I will provide drinks and paper products. We will meet at 10AM (or whenever you can make it) until about 2pm. (or whenever everyone is done)! So, let's make Merry and Bright and enjoy our fellow Women in Dairy. Bring a friend. They don't even have to be in dairy! The more the merrier!

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LATE FEE of $10/Membership
AFTER APRIL 14, 2018
Memberships received after June 1
do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards

You can pay dues ONLINE or MAIL!
before June 1 to qualify for association awards.

PAY ONLINE (click here)

PAY VIA MAIL (click here)


Adult membership dues are a flat fee of $50.00 per herd prefix.
For each additional individual member per prefix, an additional $25.00 per person.
Those adult members who do not own cattle pay $25.00 per membership.
Junior members pay $5.00 per membership.
Removed from Holstein USA Membership March 15.
Late Fee of $10.00 per adult membership April 15 or later.

A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2018 Missouri Membership List - By District

2018 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name


Read details of Mandated Sequester below

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

For those enrolled in the 2018 USDA Margin Protection Program,
January $8.117, February $6.88, March $6.768, April $6.616, May $6.78, June $7.365, July $6.718, August $7.43, September $8.26 (no payment), October $8.957 (no payment)

Historical MPP margins are listed below.

Click here for historical MPP margins, will be updated monthly.

Standard MPP Sequester explanation.

Click here for information on MPP sequester deduction.



December 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

December 1 Junior Embryo Giveaway Entry Deadline

December 1 Cow of the Year Ad Deadline - Pulsator

December 1 State Convention Sale - Consignment deadline

December 4, 11, 13 Hay School, Extension, Springfield

December 6 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Springfield, MO
December 7 Missouri Junior Award Application Forms DUE to Shannon

December 12 Women in Dairy - SW Group:Wreath Making and Christmas Party; SC Group: Joe Horner "Farm Financials"

December 12 Women in Dairy: SC - Financial Health, Joe Horner; SW - Wreath Making - SW Center, Mt. Vernon 10am - 2pm
December 13 Farm Labor Management Workshop - Sikeston, MO
December 15 Deadline to Signup for 1st Quarter 2019 DRP Insurance


January 10-11 Governors' Conference on Agriculture
January 15 DFA Cares Scholarship Due
January 15 Southwest Regional Holstein Show, Ft. Worth, TX
January 17 - 19 State Convention / Heart of America Dairy Expo
January 18 USDA Risk Management discussing DRP and other RMA products @ Dairy Expo
January 18 Missouri State Convention Sale
February 1 Missouri State Futurity Entries Due
February 1 Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors awards Program
February 15 NHWSO Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
February 26 Spring Forage Conference, Springfield (Extension)
March 1, 2018 MDA Dairy Scholars Scholarship Applications due
Scholarship rules & application
Scholarship details

National Holstein Convention 2012 http://www.holsteinconvention2012.com

Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO: http://www.robthom.com/

Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

Missouri Dairy Business Update: http://agebb.missouri.edu/modbu/index.htm

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide: http://www.agebb.missouri.edu/dairy/

Genex Custom Collection Services: http://genex.crinet.com/page189/GenexCustomCollection

Missouri Dairy Association: http://www.missouridairy.org

Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Brad Groves
Phone: 417-880-7012

Vice President
Tommy Scrivner

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Nelson Hostetler


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
5803 Redwing Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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